Taxon  Report   8260    
Vicia americana  Willd.  var. americana   
(no longer an active name)
American vetch,  Vetch
Vicia americana var. americana, a dicot, is a perennial herb or vine that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Vicia
Parent: Vicia americana
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

JEF + PLANTS other name:
Vicia americana ssp. americana

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Vicia durbrowi
NOTE: Vicia americana var. americana is no longer an active name.
More information about  Vicia americana var. americana
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Consortium of California Herbaria

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 25, 2020).